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Graduate Environment Consultant

Orkney

Xodus Group’s commitment is to set the new norm of engineering consultancy in partnership with our clients, by providing innovative advice, technical solutions and tools in an integrated way, to achieve business success. Xodus provides engineering and advisory services to clients in the oil and gas, LNG, renewables and utilities industries worldwide.

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The Environment Division of Xodus Group is a dynamic team with a range of specialisms including marine biologists, chemists, acousticians, environmental managers and engineers.  The Division currently has a vacancy to recruit graduate environmental consultants for our Orkney office to service our ever-growing project portfolio.  Initially you will be involved in compliance workscopes which includes environmental impact assessments (EIA) and chemical risk assessments for permit applications.  You will also have the opportunity to diversify and develop your skills across a variety of environmental disciplines, which may include EIA, GIS, Performance Improvement and Environmental Engineering.

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to recruitment@xodusgroup.com quoting ‘Graduate Environmental Consultant Orkney’ in the subject line. Deadline for applications is 09 March 2018.

Interviews to be held w/c 26 March 2018.

Environmental Consultant (Compliance)

Scotland

Reporting to the Compliance Lead you will be a member of the global Environment team reporting to the Compliance Lead.  You will be responsible for preparing a range of UKCS oil and gas permits and consents primarily in the oil and gas industry as well as undertaking quality assurance of permits in line with Xodus Group procedures.

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Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Has a thorough understanding of the type and range of permits and consents required in the UKCS oil and gas industry and keeps up to date with the associated legislation relating to these applications.
  • Responsible for the Project Management of a range of compliance projects.  Project Management duties include provision of a day to day contact with the relevant operator; monitor project quality, man-hours and costs and prepare progress reports to clients as required.  These duties will include undertaking weekly progress reporting and updating the Compliance Lead on relevant KPIs.
  • Ability to prepare a range of UKCS oil and gas permits, including wells, pipeline, production, marine licenses and geophysical permits.  Has experience with the management of complex permits and has a thorough understanding of the key issues, tools and processes, including a good understanding of guidance and information available.  Specifically, undertake the following tasks with ease:
    • Understanding HOCNF and applying this information to undertake CHARM and Osborne-Adams calculations;
    • Writing chemical justifications;
    • Writing project descriptions;
    • Writing environmental descriptions; and
    • Writing environmental impact assessments. 
  • Develops an area of technical expertise within compliance management remit and maintaining regular contact with relevant stakeholders, ensuring that deliverables continually meet regulatory requirements.  Ensure relevant guidance notes and tools are up to date and rolled out to the team as required.
  • Undertakes technical and high-level Quality Assurance (QA) of permits to Xodus procedures.
  • Development, including coaching and supervision of less experienced team members as required.
  • Responsible for management of preparation and delivery of PQQ and proposals in the Compliance team as required.
  • Ability to convey the Company’s capabilities, vision and values to internal and external clients.  Awareness of the commercial targets associated with tasks and delivering within them is required.
  • You will perform work in accordance with our Company’s quality procedures and assist, where necessary, in preparing proposals by providing technical support.
  • Although primarily involved with compliance support, Xodus encourages the involvement in other technical areas within the environment team. 
  • Continually strives to look for ways to improve and enhance efficiency of Xodus tools and systems which are used to prepare permit applications. 

Key Deliverables

  • Prepare and deliver permits and consents in line with relevant legislation
  • Client Management

KPIs/Measures 

  • Projects delivered on time and in budget


To apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@xodusgroup.com by 02 March 2018, including ‘Environmental Consultant - Compliance’ as the reference.  Along with your application please provide contact details for two referees and confirmation of the right to work in the UK.  

Graduate Environmental Consultant

London

The Environment Division of Xodus Group is a dynamic team with a range of specialisms including marine biologists, chemists, acousticians, environmental managers and engineers.  The Division currently has a vacancy for a recent Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) subject graduate to work as part of their London Environmental Team in the areas of graphical information systems (GIS), chemical fate modelling, chemical impact assessment and environmental engineering. 

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The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high degree of numeracy as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  The role will involve working in the environmental modelling and GIS teams on the delivery of a variety of projects based on computer simulations and / or data analysis and presentation.  As such the role is at the interface between a number of engineering and environmental disciplines and will require the successful candidate to translate engineering data via computer simulations and GIS into forms that support the assessment of environmental impact of projects by the wider environmental team.  The candidate will be expected to be able to write clear and concise reports in English that are accessible to non-specialists. 

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate at least two of the following: 

  • Familiarity with the use of software to process, analyse and present data 
  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and experience in the interface between environmental science and engineering; 
  • Aptitude for creative problem solving; and
  • An interest in the use of computer simulations to support decision making.

In addition, an interest in and knowledge of one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:

  • Knowledge of simple programming (for example in VB, VBA, Python, or R) to automate tasks/analyses;
  • Marine environmental science; 
  • Chemical fate and effects in the environment; 
  • Atmospheric science; 
  • Marine energy sector; and
  • Environmental impact assessment.

To apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@xodusgroup.com by 14 March 2018, including ‘Graduate Environmental Consultant’ as the reference.  Along with your application please provide contact details for two referees and confirmation of the right to work in the UK.  

Document Controller

London

We have a requirement for a Document Controller to join us in our London office on a 6 months Fixed Term Contract. 

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Overall Purpose of the Role

The Document Controller is responsible for controlling the issuing, numbering, filing, storing and retrieving electronic or hard copy documentation produced by technical teams, projects or departments in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. 

Key Responsibilities
Primary Duties

  • Undertake daily project document control activities including;


    • Issuing project documentation to clients
    • Preparing and issuing transmittals,
    • Create and maintain MDR 
    • Logging returned comments and distributing to project team
    • Logging incoming data
    • Liaise with client document control personnel
  • Work in compliance with Xodus’ procedures and processes and ensure that these are being complied with throughout the project. 
  • Build a good rapport with project managers, engineers and clients
  • In-depth knowledge of Xodus document format and document template
  • Assist with the collation and issue of proposal documentation
  • Document control induction session to all new starts to train and raise awareness of company DC procedures
  • Proactively contact PMs upon Kick Off to establish DC requirements & transfer these into MDR work instructions
  • Initiate and maintain filing procedures and folder structures 
  • Accessing & using client FTP sites
  • Sharefile – Creating and granting access to shared folders, maintenance and data transfer, filing of download notifications
  • Attend project Kick-Off meetings to ascertain the document control requirements for projects

Advantageous Competencies

  • Proactive and hard working attitude
  • Previous Document Control experience
  • Strong organisational and prioritising skills 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality 
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and with a team
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft programmes and strong IT skills
  • The ability to work accurately with attention to detail  

To apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@xodusgroup.com by 27 February 2018, including ‘Document Controller’ as the reference.  

Environmental Consultant

Xodus Group continues to grow its support offering to the energy industry and we now have a need for an experienced consultant to join our Environment team.

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Working within our busy Environmental Impact Assessment team, you will provide support to a suite of marine and nearshore/onshore projects, including cables and interconnectors, wet renewables and offshore wind.  You may also use your skills to support our work with the oil and gas industry.  With a solid background in consenting of such projects and a working knowledge of all associated legislation derived from your time in consultancy, you will help undertake and prepare Environmental Impact Assessments (including screening and scoping reports), Marine Licence applications, Section 36 applications, assessment of impacts on protected sites, European Protected Species Risk Assessments and various other relevant documentation.  Where your technical ability excels in a particular area, we would expect you to become an internal Subject Matter Expert.

You will support project managers on a day to day basis, and also take the opportunity to regularly lead projects.  It is expected that you will be familiar with client and stakeholder engagement, or be keen and able to quickly learn.

The team you will join is well-established, well-respected and provides an excellent working environment.  You will bring a positive and lively attitude and actively engage in developing our internal processes and in business development.

Xodus can offer a competitive package and flexibility in where you’ll work, with offices in locations such as London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

To apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@xodusgroup.com by 16 February 2018, including ‘Environmental Consultant’ as the reference.